Castle of Vêves

Houyet

Castle of Vêves


Noisy, 5 - 5561 Celles


Phone: +32(0)82/66.63.95/93

Fax : +32(0)82/66.60.36


Web : www.chateau-de-veves.be

E-mail : infoveves@gmail.com



OPENING HOURS :

Individual:

Open from 6th April till 3 November

from 10 am to 05pm (last visit) during weekends and Bank Holidays


Open from 15/07 till 31/08 open every day from 10 am to 05pm


Group:

Open every day on request from 01/01 till 31/12

Special family visits all the season; consult our website


Prices:

child: 5 € / adult: 8 € / pensioner-student: 7 €

Group: adult: 7 €

(+ guide 55 €)








Straight from a fairy tale, the castle of Vêves proudly towers

above a rocky spur.


With its pentagonal shape and five pepper pot towers, we name it as

the most representative monument of 14th century Belgian military architecture.


According to tradition,

its origins go back to Pépin de Herstal (685).


It was destroyed

by the Normans in 1200; in 1230 a veritable fortress was erected

on the same location, which was equipped with culverins until the end of the old government.


The castle was restored many times, the chapel was destroyed during the German occupation of 1914 - 1918.


 

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